To prosper or perish

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ON 22 MARCH 2017, a new edition of Lu Xun’s Stories with Illustrations by Fan Zeng was launched at Peking University (the first edition was published
in 1978). Fan Zeng 范曾 is an eminent, state-lauded painter of traditional Chinese art and the inaugural director of Peking University’s Institute for Research on Chinese Painting Methods.1 Xinhua’s report of the book launch praised the artist for ‘enabling people to better understand Lu Xun’s writings
and the spirit behind them, while also providing an excellent textbook for spreading traditional Chinese culture’. Xinhua noted that ‘Fan Zeng’s
illustrations of Lu Xun’s stories have long been a part of our nation’s elementary and high school Chinese textbooks and have thus influenced several
generations of Chinese’.2
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProsperity
Subtitle of host publicationChina Story Yearbook 2017
EditorsJane Golley, Linda Jaivin
Place of PublicationActon ACT Australia
PublisherANU E Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781760462031
ISBN (Print)9781760462024
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Davies, G. (2018). To prosper or perish. In J. Golley, & L. Jaivin (Eds.), Prosperity: China Story Yearbook 2017 (pp. 224-247). ANU E Press.